Fire Retardancy in Shade Structures: Currently, in the U.S. there are no federally-mandated fire retardancy (FR) regulations for shade structures. Some state level (California and Florida) regulations and some, county level and city level (Las Vegas) have been passed however, and it looks like additional regulations will follow. Fortunately, there has never been a fire where an awning was the source of ignition in the U.S. and are shade sails are considered safe when installed properly.

If you are considering a shade sail for your application, you should know that the federal government is now beginning to move toward implementing more fire retardancy regulations. We expect we will see these for the shade sails, as well as car ports, playground structures and umbrellas—all projects in which Creative Shades may be involved.

As the federal government begins to increase its involvement in regulation and requirements, businesses such as yours that may be considering shade sails structures will need to become aware of FR regulations as well. Commercial buildings, schools, hotels and restaurants may all be affected.

While the shade sail industry is well-versed local permitting and the regulations associated with any construction, as well as the local FR rules, these new federal changes need to be incorporated into the planning process. This is all the more reason to choose a shade sail provider who has a strong reputation and expertise.

We take all regulations seriously and we put our reputation on the line with every project. At Creative Shade Solutions we deliver only the highest quality products, services and materials and our complete customer satisfaction sets us apart from our competition. Best of all.. it is Made in the USA! We design and manufacture all of the shade sail components in our very own 20,000 sq. ft. facility here in Florida.

When you are looking for superior workmanship – look no further than Creative Shade Solutions. We offer a comprehensive warranty and a guarantee of full Florida, Georgia and South Carolina code compliance for installation of shade structures and shade sails. Every detail is covered by our warranties to ensure maximum lifespan, your safety, and peace of mind.

Would you like to learn more, check out the Creative Shade website or give us a call at 888.570.SAIL.